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Village Health Workers Bridge the Gap in Unmet Family Planning Needs

10 April 2024 by Limpho Sello  Est Read Time: 5 min(s) 60 sec(s) Listen to this article: Villagers in Maloraneng, Mokhotlong, urge Lesotho authorities to open a health post constructed by Letšeng Diamonds Mine as part of its corporate social responsibility several years ago. Photo Credit: Fredrick Mugira. “It gives me [...]

Water polluted by Letšeng mine poses deadly risk to infants, probe uncovers

08 April 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi This investigation was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Centre.  Est Read Time: 8 min(s) 33 sec(s) Listen to this article: Infants who consume water from Maloraneng Stream could face a potentially deadly threat – suffocation induced by hemoglobinemia disease. This is according to a government [...]

UNFPA Support Bolsters Reproductive Health Services in Molikaliko Health Centre Catchment

03 April 2024 by Limpho Sello  Est Read Time: 6 min(s) 8 sec(s) Listen to this article: Molikaliko Health Centre’s Nurse in Charge, Mabokang Damane-Ntsie, discusses the center’s improved access to contraceptives, courtesy of donations from UNFPA, facilitating better Sexual and Reproductive Health services. 32-year-old ‘Mamolemo Fako’s phone alarm rings, reminding [...]

Lesotho’s Toxic Diamonds

2 April 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi This investigation was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Centre. The 2019 Mining Lease Agreement between Letšeng Diamonds Mine and the Lesotho government carries significant implications for environmental protection. Renewed controversially four years early, this pact binds Letšeng Diamonds Mine to comply with environmental regulations, [...]